May features the paintings of Katherine Rudebusch

Katherine is an artist who specializes in scientific illustration, a discipline of art that focuses on illustrating subjects from the natural world, from flowers and fish, to cells and solar systems. Through her precise and detailed paintings, Katherine strives to capture the beauty of the world around her.


For her show at Orinda Books, Katherine married her love of literature with her desire to capture fine details in a series of trompe l'oeil paintings illustrating symbolic items from a few of her favorite books.


Katherine studied painting at Mills College where she earned her BA in studio art. Last year, Katherine completed her master's certification in science illustration at California State University, Monterey Bay. An Orinda native, Katherine currently resides in Santa Cruz, California.